Posts tagged Sheffield
Posts tagged Sheffield
Great mix hear from Reuben G chronicling some of the biggest tunes from the last 40 years.
Put it on loud and enjoy all those memoires from the first time you heard these great tunes.
We spoke to Andy from Renegade Brass Band, the 12-piece brassy hip-hop muthas from Steel City
Hey, so how did you guys all first meet? And what made you want to start a band together? Introduce the band for us if you wouldn’t mind.
Ok, long story! A lot of the horns who started in the band - Nick and Christina (trombones) and Andy and James (trumpets), and alumni Tom (tenor sax), Tim (trombone) and Chris (trumpet) - knew each other through University music, and had discussed putting a brass band together for a while. I knew drummer Rory through the samba band we used to play in together, we met percussionist Dan at a salsa night, and Matt, our Sousa player, responded to a musicians ad online looking for a tuba player!
Since we began, we’ve added new members - after a few shows, we brought in Vex our MC, and former DJ Matt Von Badd - and brought in replacements for those who’ve moved on - our new trumpet player James, Jamie on tenor sax, and DJ Krook Kid on the wheels of steel. Amazingly with a 12-piece band, we’ve been able to keep a relatively stable line-up, but we have a few players we can call on in an emergency!
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Banging mix here from man like Walter Ego!
The mix comprises of all his own work with plenty of unreleased gems thrown in there. Walter Ego is raising the bar on electronic music and ain’t afraid to produce tracks that are a little different, not a bad thing in my opinion.
If you haven’t already then cop his free EP he did with Dr Calpol on the download link on this page - http://soundcloud.com/walter-ego/walter-ego-x-dr-calpol-whitney
The Whitney tribute is an absolute riddim.
Big up Walter Ego!
Joe ‘Zeeni’ Baker is a DJ, beat maker and music enthusiast born and bred in Sheffield.
Starting out as a teenager on community radio, Zeeni became DJ for Sheffield Hip-Hop pioneers (and his teenage idols) Hoodz Underground, when their DJ left the group.
Since Hoodz themselves called time as a group, he’s been spotted playing at nights around the city, as well as promoting his own night, Vibes & Stuff.
2013 sees the release of his first production work, “Baker’s Dozen” as well as a whole heap of mixes, starting with the “Blends & Stuff” series.
For the full Q&A click read more below
Tasty free sounds from the man like Deadbeat here, get on it. What a don for making them free as a New Years present to us all.
Hoping to reach him in the near future for an interview, if you see this Deadbeat give us a shout yeah?
Walter Ego, previously interviewed here -> - [LINK] - Has just had one of his tracks released by Senseless Records, it features on Synethesia #3 which can be bought in file, limited vinyl w/ poster or very limited clear vinyl. Have a listen to the entire release below.
Squarehead is a producer/DJ from Sheffield with a prolific output that has received airtime on Radio 1 and Rinse FM one of the radio stations that has spearheaded new talent in electronic music for a decade and a half. His first EP ‘Keep it Moving’ reached No1 on Junos download charts for UK Funky & Garage and stayed there for 3 weeks! - [LINK] - He has wide support from other artists including Toddla T, Ben Westbeech, B Traits, Monki, Mosca and Disclosure all of which he respects greatly.
Squarehead only began contemplating making music four years ago at the age of 15, he has a wide range of influences from hip hop and grime to deep house/ disco taking influence from anywhere he is able to. He makes house music and has DJed around the country and is now receiving bookings from further abroad.
Squarehead on soundcloud:
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LSS’ Reuben G has produced a banging bashment track called normalise riddim, with the likes of Peppery, Rubi Dan, Parly B, Baby Boom, Ras Iwhan, City Kulture, Bad Indian, Dohlance, Lisa British and Bad Ras jumping on it with big vocals.
Have a listen below and then on 30th April get yourself to iTunes or Juno or any other decent digital outlet and buy the bloodclart riddim.
Walter Ego is a DJ/Producer hailing from Sheffield that makes bass-driven music of the UK Funky, Garage and Grime flavour. He’s recently received plaudits from artists recognition from Toddla T and Skepta (if only from Skepta for his name). And his tracks Calm down ft Kdot & Coco Pops and Fruit punch have been played out by Toddla T. He also has had plays from Marcus nasty and monki of Rinse FM and gets support from Deja vu a former London-based pirate-radio station especially from the Wifey show. He also featured in http://ukfunky.net/ ’s top 10 producers to watch in 2012 [link].
He also helps out at Bad Taste Records, who are releasing loads of great new tunes all the time. They are also signing up loadsa new talent from Sheffield, give the site a visit.
Click read more for the full Q&A to get to know Walter Ego
Will Tee grew up in Sheffield, UK and is now back and forth between there and Leeds, the reggae capital of the north. He grew a passion for dub music after attending Soundsystem events such as Dubcentral and SubDub and loved sounds like Aba shanti and Iration as a teenager. In 2007, Will Tee started producing his own original reggae music. Now in 2011 his music is being played internationally on many of the world’s leading sound systems, various UK events and radio shows. He also recently had a couple of releases on French Record Labels, ‘Roots Revelation’ and ‘Jah Militant’.
Catch Will Tee playing at
28 October at 22:00 - 29 October at 04:00
@ The Harley Glossop Rd, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Click on the title link for more information!
Click on Read More to see the Q&A with Will Tee about his music and ting